ERIC Number: ED085819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Computerized Data Processing. Educational Management Review Series Number 27.
Progress in realizing the full potential of computerized data processing is being hindered by costs and by the spread of a multitude of small, independent computer facilities. There is a need for some uniformity of specifications among the various systems. The result would be a compatibility that could help to reduce costs more rapidly because of the larger unit size. Such a uniformity would also provide the smallest and most remote district with access to the same wealth of data and services as it provides the largest urban area. This review surveys some of the many specific tasks that can be carried out by computers to assist school administrators in fulfilling their professional responsibilities. It examines the concept of regionalism in developing computer facilities and suggests that such centers are ultimately more a boon than a threat to local personnel. It is control of the electronic data processing units within organizations, rather than merely the centralization of facilities, that presents the real issue to be faced. (Author)
Descriptors: Administration, Centralization, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Data Processing, Decentralization, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Information Systems, Information Utilization, Literature Reviews, Management Information Systems, Management Systems, Organization, Regional Cooperation, Systems Approach
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.